The Black Cat

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"The Black Cat"
Poe black cat byam shaw.JPG
Illustration by Byam Shaw, 1909
Author Edgar Allan Poe
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Horror
Published in The Saturday Evening Post
Media type Print
Publication date August 1843

"The Black Cat" is a short story by Edgar Allen Poe. It was first published in August 1843 in The Saturday Evening Post. In the story, a murderer tries to hide his crime. In the end, his guilt makes him admit the crime. Peter Lorre starred in a Roger Corman movie based on the story.